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and maureen naylor reports. >> reporter: a symphony of sounds is filling the air in the heart of silicon valley. . from ragtime, impromptu concerts on 20 pianos are playing out day by day they are part of a new art exhibit called playing me i'm yours. >> piano players, it's just that we never had a piano to play his. >> reporter: san jose is the third city in north america to host this exhibit. >> music is something that feels right when it's their mac so coming up here and coming and having a different mindset. >> reporter: from this high school student plane prelude in g. minor to this homeless man playing the nonmeat each piano is drawing a range of people and sounds. some inspect the instrument in some show off there fancy finger work and some are plain piano for their first time. >> the goal behind the project is to place pianos in community meeting places where people might not otherwise have a reason to speak to each other. >> which is what we found that these two men which just met. >> i am kind of a hermit. i don't know that many people. i played a piano and people come around
rocked by that fireball. the actual firestone. maureen kelly is showing us where this. >> the area from the blast site is swarming with activity and ntsb is here on the site. with representatives from all the utility companies to record t rr the power, the gasoline, and also if i can show you this yellow. that is called a runner and at&t is using them for phone lines. that were damaged by the blast. also, investigators are cataloging the cars. and the record in case any of them are recorded, stolen. also, representatives from federal and state level emergency fema spca and if they're doing a damage report to do disinformation t us information to determine what disaster relief these homeowners could qualify for. maureen kelly, kron 4 news. >> and a look at our extended forecast with a warm-up expected for the next couple of days. and a chance for showers as we go towards the weekend, a full forecast just moments away. hey, at&t u-verse tv? yeah, it's our new tv service. every day thousands of customers across the nation are switching to at&t u-verse. [ female announcer ] visit an at&t st
beginning a separate investigation. ktvu maureen naylor is in san bruno with a look at what they're up against. >> reporter: julie, there are weeks of work still ahead. this property on fairmont driver was one of the first to be cleaned up. remarkably some of their most important documents survivorred because of one safety -- survived because of one safety precaution. >> reporter: carolyn gray showed us their bank statements along with their insurance documents. at their properties this afternoon, crews used an excavator to pick up the charred rem remnants of what was once the gray's home. >> almost a sense of closure. it's really over. i thought it would be more emotional to see it all disappear and it wasn't. >> reporter: the degree is being wrapped in plastic and taken to the hayward landfill. another priority is removing this melted jungle gym. >> i'm hoping that what we do for them taking them off of their mind so they can come back in a few weeks and see a property that has been cleaned up will help them in their recovery process. >> we're happy to be in a rental house and
dead. but there are questions about how he died. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. police were called out three times to break up a domestic dispute at a home and on the fourth call they were forced to shoot an armed man with a rifle. >> frederick police are still in the process trying to figure out exactly what took place this morning. they say they were responding to that same home for the third time. that's when a man was spotted with a rifle. soon after there was gunfire and one man was dead. frederick police say it was a busy night for them when it came to the 200 block of market street. three times they were called to the same home to break up disputes. >> there were three calls, i believe, not in rapid succession, but within a fairly close proximity timewise. >> reporter: the third response happened just before 6 a.m. when officers got there, they found an injured woman and a man not too far away in this parking area. neighbors pointed the area out to us and we found crime scene tape here as well. here's what police say happened next. >> they were trying to approach him
for joining us tonight. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. working the campaign trail at the festival when the pitbull started tangling with a poodle. police on the scene responded. karen grey houston was on the scene as it all unfolded and brings us the account of what happened out there. >> reporter: it was an orderly festival, full of people, dogs, music, food and crafts. up until two dogs, this poodle seen here with its owner, and a pitbull got into it. >> two dogs were passing by and suddenly they jump up to each other. they were fighting. >> this is the distraught owner of the pitbull who was killed. eyewitnesses say the pitbull was the aggressor. >> the pitbull started biting the owner of the dog and her bystander that was there with her. started biting them. >> bystanders tried to separate the dogs. one of them, this man, says he was bitten by the pooled. and then police got involved. >> the one issue that does not appear to be in dispute is that a police officer pulled out his weapon out here and shot and killed the dog. how and why it happened depends on whom you ask. >> thi
the second bay area city to enact such an ordnance. albany did it just a few months ago. maureen naylor is live with our report. >> reporter: the palo alto fire department wants to become equip with this fire detector saying it can better help save lives. >> we would probably save about a thousand lives a year. >> reporter: the palo alto fire marshal is trying to make this fire detector better. >> a photo electric alarm, uses a small beam of light and looks for reflections off of visible smoke parols particles in the air. so it's looking for smoke the way humans look at it. can i see it. >> reporter: he says that's what happened at this house fire two weeks ago. >> that fire was noticed by the occupants about 10 to 15 minutes before their alarm activated. >> we were lucky, we relevantly were lucky. >> reporter: lucky this neighbor says to have her home still standing after another fire scare. >> we were cooking soup and forgot about it. when we got home we realized it was burning. there was smoke, and it was so thick i was surprised the alarm didn't go off. >> reporter: photo electric
. maureen naylor is live with our report. >> reporter: the palo alto fire department wants to become equip with this fire detector saying it can better help save lives. >> we would probably save about a thousand lives a year. >> reporter: the palo alto fire marshal is trying to make this fire detector better. >> a photo electric alarm, uses a small beam of light and looks for reflections off of visible smoke parols particles in the air. so it's looking for smoke the way humans look at it. can i see it. >> reporter: he says that's what happened at this house fire two weeks ago. >> that fire was noticed by the occupants about 10 to 15 minutes before their alarm activated. >> we were lucky, we relevantly were lucky. >> reporter: lucky this neighbor says to have her home still standing after another fire scare. >> we were cooking soup and forgot about it. when we got home we realized it was burning. there was smoke, and it was so thick i was surprised the alarm didn't go off. >> reporter: photo electric alarms cost more about $15 compared to $10 compared to other alarms. developers in the pas
by a car, the driver nowhere to be found. good evening, i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas of the the hunt is on now at carol avenue in silver spring. tonight we learned what the victim was doing when the car hit her and then took off. matt aklin joins us live. >> reporter: we took the family members off the camera who had just visited her in the hospital. they say she did not look good. doctors are not sure if she will recover. 24-year-old daniela was born in guatemala. most recently she lived and worked about a block from where she was hit around 8:00 saturday night. she was struck a few feet away from her boyfriend's home. >> i heard a thump. it sounded like a car hit another car. >> montgomery county police are doing all they can to find the driver of what they believe was a small dark sedan, possibly a honda. they say the force of the impact caused some damage and even a piece of evidence was left behind. >> it did leave the right-hand side exterior passenger mirror on the scene after it struck her. >> neighbors say this narrow stretch of carol avenue can be hazardous.
to inspect due to safety concern. ktvu's maureen naylor in san bruno with late details. maureen. >> reporter: kents official death count stands at four people with four others still missing. crews are still on the scene. this road remains blocked this hour and the ntsb says it could be another day were to before it completes its onsite investigation and since pg&e started to hand over its first documents today. this family walked into think san bruno foam home for the first time in three days and found their dinner from thursday night still on the counter. >> we left the food here, because we we are ready to eat at time when we heard the big boom, booming boom. >> reporter: what caused that gas line explosion last thursday remains under investigation. >> if we find any indication that this is a systematic problem through the system as opposed to local, right here, we will indicate that and recommend accordingly. >> reporter: the ntsb removed this 28-feet section of pipe, which was thrown 150 feet from underground. tonight its sending the piece to a washington, d.c. lab to further investiga
a really good job here. >> that's because you wanted to get maureen. >> all the time. i wanted to get under her skin. she was truly like my sister. >> she really was marcia, marcia, marcia. >> she was. >> well, you're a middle child, too. i'm surprised you didn't go greg, greg, greg. >> no. >> he was -- >> wait a minute. >> he was afraid of barry. >> i wasn't afraid of barry. barry wasn't a kid. he always wanted to be in with bob and florence and an adult. and it was sort of laughable from our position. but we let him do it. nonetheless, he was intimidating in that way. and there was this dynamic between maureen and barry that constantly played through the five years. maureen's mom couldn't drive. we were neighbors. or we were close. we drove in every day. outside of spending this afternoon with maureen every day, we spent this hour driving in and driving home. which allowed us to talk. or maureen to talk, about barry. and she's asking my advice about barry. and barry's asking my advice about maureen. what do i know? i'm 13 years old. >> my job was to keep throwing water on both of these pe
through the trash for a body. tonight the four known victims were memorialized. maureen naylor. >> reporter: mike, a candlelight vigil with those victims. while that ongoing search for that missing hercules minute turned up nothing today. [ music ] >> reporter: with music and cageds, organizers say the goal was to start the healing process. >> i didn't know anybody. but because it hit so close to home, it is just one of those things that you don't imagine happening in your area. and it's just really shocking. >> it is this type of tragedy is pretty tough for all of us to swallow. >> reporter: also tough for some to swallow, including in the prayer candles lit for the murder victims was one for the accused killer. >> my understanding is the folks from villaho would like us to include the suspect. and our response to them is we are not here to be judgmental. we are here to promote peace. >> reporter: this after more than a week of violence which ended with officers shooting and killing the man in richmond. he is suspted in the deaths of signed at this tran and mark and allan and
was the last time you saw anything like this? nearly 25 pianos placed all over the city. maureen naylor is there to explain. >> reporter: there's the sounds of tinkering pianos all over the bay area. and you'd be surprised who gets on these pianos. a symphony of sound is filling the bay area in the silican area. impromptu concerts are playing out as part of a new art exhibit called, play me i'm yours. >> piano players are the most derivative of all musicians. it's that we never have pianos to play. >> reporter: the silican valley is the first to get the exhibit, after new york. >> it puts you in a different mind set. >> reporter: from this high school student playing prelude in g minor. to this homeless man playing lean on me. every piano is drawing players. all with cars and light rails whizzing by. >> the goal is to place pianos in community meeting places in places where other wise people wouldn't have to speak to each other. >> reporter: where we found these two men that had just met. >> not only is this one of the greatest ideas san jose has ever had. but just the increasing and up
and there are more just sitting there. maureen naylor has this report. >> reporter: a symphony of sounds is filling the air in the heart of silican valley. from rag times, to ratmononof. impromptu concerts are going on it's part of a project called play me, i'm yours. from this high school student to this homeless man. some curiously inspect the instrument, others show off their fancy finger work. others are playing the piano for the first time, all with cars and trains whizzing by. >> the intent was to put it in an area where people would not talk to each other. >> i'm kind of a hermit. i don't know many people. but i play the piano and if people can sing, the better. >>> pianos will be up until september 21st, for a map of the locations go to ktvu.com. in san jose, maureen naylor. >>> vector control officials are issuing a warning about west nile virus after two dead animals tested positive for the disease. the virus has been found in a squirrel and raven last month. vector control is advising people to report dead birds and squirrels to authorities. west nile is usually spread through bites f
're walking down the street and you run into a piano and there are more just sitting there. maureen naylor has this report. >> reporter: a symphony of sounds is filling the air in the heart of silican valley. from rag times, to ratmononof. impromptu concerts are going on it's part of a project called play me, i'm yours. from this high school student to this homeless man. some curiously inspect the instrument, others show off their fancy finger work. others are playing the piano for the first time, all with cars and trains whizzing by. >> the intent was to put it in an area where people uld not talk to each other. >> i'm kind of a hermit. i don't know many people. but i play the piano and if people can sing, the better. >>> pianos will be up until september 21st, for a map of the locations go to ktvu.com. in san jose, maureen naylor. >>> vector control officials are issuing a warning about west nile virus after two dead animals tested positive for the disease. the virus has been found in a squirrel and raven last month. vector control is advising people to report dead birds and squirrels to
. maureen neigh lore was with him and what he promised people who live in that neighborhood. raw region. >> reporter: frank, governor schwarzenegger returned from his week long trip to arab yay he drove straight here down the street to the disaster zone. what is important is figuring out what went wrong. the governor was joined by state and local leaders this afternoon along with members of pg&e. >>> we don't know why, if there was something missing or a weak link or something, but that's why we have the whole area locked off and secured, the important thing is that something like this doesn't ever happen again. >> reporter: the governor viewed. >> amanda: of the devastated region and praised the quick response of emergency responders. >> i'm goin' down the street, got people running up the street, i have some burn victims, i'm getting snap shots of all the people's faces and the tractor. >> this san brown oh fire captain was one of the first on the scene that night. his voices one of those recorded on the dispatch tapes. >> let go a third alarm. we have multiple houses, extreme heat, p
appeal to the nine circuit court of a pales for a stay. is he set to be executed 12:01 wednesday. maureen naylor at san quentib with the latest. >> reporter: he is essentially asking a federal appeals court to halt his execution, which is a little less than 48 hours away. the first person in line to be executed in california's newly- renovated death chambers is this man, albert greenwood brown. he was sentenced to die for rape and murdering and this afternoon brown's lawyers filed court papers appealing a judge's ruling yesterday, which allows his execution to move forward. >> i think there is a very good chance that execution may happen on wednesday night. >> reporter: this is a professor of law from santa clara university and says the ninth circuit court of pales will considerate case. >> even if the ninth circuit tries to stop it, the supreme court may intervene and say the execution could go forward. >> reporter: brown declined to meet a deadline to choose between one-drug or three-drug option. >> there are so many unanswered questions. >> reporter: one of those questions surround
of information. >> who picked up the phone? maureen, was it you or your husband? >> we both did because we were told ahead of time that the department of defense was going to be calling us. >> it turns out to be the president of the united states. >> yes. there was a voice that said, this is the white house and the president would like to speak to you. >> i grabbed the other phone right away. >> i could imagine that you did. >> can you tell us a little bit about that conversation? >> it was very brief. he said that he had to decided to award our son the medal of honor. >> it was a very brief conversation for about a minute. he was at a loss for words, too. he wanted to call to celebrate and congratulate and then after an awkward pause for a second, he had to add posthumously. he was very gracious and a brief phone call and after his phone call other people would follow up and work through the mechanics and that was about it. >> when i read about what your son did and the bravery, you know, i mentioned a little bit leading into you, but it's been called raw heroism. he gets hit. he has a gunshot
. and 100 yds away from the blast as a green tag. that means that it is safe to occupy. maureen kelly. >> residents just finished a tour of the devastated area and jeff bush shows us what happened and spoke with one resident who lost everything in the fire. >> tour buses lined up in the church of the highlands, and addresses were verified. the white wristband to verify their residency, and with police escort, it took 50 minutes. it was clear that there were shocked, sad and his home was destroyed in the fire. >> it was really what i expected. there was no judging by the intensity. i knew that it was going to be pretty bad. and sure, it was. i saw two of my cars in there, the exhaust fan of the kitchen on top of my stove. there is nothing left. you can see into or bedroom, the dresser is standing. >> bob said that the fire served as a monument. >> i thought the fire meserle were respectful. standing in one row symbolic of people lilosing their home. the san bruno explosion has all a little on edge about the gas line in our home. and let me show you a vice that it is a little bit of a p
. it cost $1.5 million- a-maureen kelly. >> this developing story. and date to of the counter attacks involving republican gubernatorial, meg whitman. and her housekeeper, the questions of what did meg whitman know? and once again, she denies that she knew that she was an undocumented worker. she denied that she received a letter from the social security administration from 2003 that her number and name did not match. she accused her opponent, jerry brown of being tthe entire incident which he is calling a political smear to the make a mistake that these allegations are completely untrue. we saw that she was part of our family. once we saw that she was an illegal alien when it to terminate her unemployment. my husband nor i received any letter from the social security administration. if there is a letter of there? i do not know how they got it is not in our house. frankly, i think jerry brown who of what his allies have been trying to do. perhaps jerry brown has been into politics too long. to know anything else in this is a baseless smear attacks and he should be ashamed of himself.
bruno, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >> they will investigate all pipelines in the state and issued that order yesterday at the request of the acting governor. pg&e had 6,000 miles of underground high-pressure gas lines and by all accounts the complete inspection will be a huge endeavor. >> the pipelines provide service to all of our customers in central and northern california but i cannot tell you specifically how many of them go through neighborhoods like you in san bruno. >> the pipe that exploded was more than 50 years old and they say it was installed when the neighborhood had a smaller population. the disaster resonates deeply with victims of the oakland hills fire. victims say they cannot help but notice similarities in that story is coming up in about seven minutes right here on bay area news at 7:00. >>> rangers at yosemite national park say they have found human remains that belongs to a livermore man. forty-six to a fred crawford disappeared in august 2,003 while hiking in the remote northeast corner of a city park. one week ago a ranger found human bones incl
on thursday. kron 4 maureen kelly has a firsthand look at more of the neighborhood. is very little left. right here is the brick walk way that used to lead to the front door. the hand rail that used to attach to a wall and now there's nothing left there. he take a look over here if i could show you what's left to the front of the house the exterior is laying just in a pile all of these bits of stucco and chicken wire not just land on the floor now that the wood frame has been burned away. over here is what's left of the inside of the house it's very littleefef sick furniture i think these tons of metal are what's left of the heating system. over here looks like we used to be the stove in the kitchen. you can see all that's lly is bits of charred wood and twisted metal. >> federal investigators are looking into those reports from those residents who say they snowcats a few weeks prior to last thursday's explosion. christine conley is looking into that issue as well she joins us live from san bruno. >> that is what the in the investigation were a few blocks away from the fires of one we zoom in
a smile in cracking her he and first in team. kron4 maureen kelly explains what this means. in the city. >> to this video shot during in action. this team helps support patrol officers in combating gang activities by responding to all incidents of violent crimes. they're credited with more than 1000 gang-related dress last year. as well as 800 rolled probation or insurgent spirit the center of save officers said the closing of this unit will have an impact on crime- fighting in this community. >> the georgian majority of homicides in san jose or related gang-related. we do not have their resources today as we did yesterday. >> after eight previous years to cut, there's no other plans to cut but your. >> shutting down the by crime enforcement team does not mean that they're given the green light tan game activity. most officers are still on the street. but have merged with the mature years. >> we will continue to do this type of work of about 100% of their time. we're not stopping and a gang forssmann, and here the same time we cannot continue to do it at the same level as before. >> to
are. maureen naylor is in san jose with this report. >> reporter: online you can find at least a dozen complaints of bedbugs for this area of san jose alone. and the issue is popping up in more homes and apartments. the insect is about the size of a lentil but magnify the bedbug 60 times larger and it's upsetting. one website allows people to type in cities and read accounts. the website does not verify the postings. 20,000 complaints have been posted so far including one for the santa clara hilton. the general manager says a pest control agency came in and certified no bedbugs have been found. he says the center sent a response to the website which was never posted. the vector control for bedbugs jumped dramatically this year. >> this year we have 70 calls. >> reporter: more calls are coming in from apartments and homes. >> first it was people that had stayed at hotels. more than half of them are not hotels. >> reporter: the insects don't carry diseases but the blood sucking insects have prompted this frequent traveler to take precautions. >> when i get to a hotel, i pull the covers o
did not break us. i'm maureen umeh. today, the nation paused to reflect on that fateful day and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice 9 years later, much has change. twin light beams stand where the world trade center powers once stood. a live look at the new york city skyline and earlier at the pentagon, president obama laid a wreath at the memorial where american airlines flight 77 crashed. the crowd honored the 184 victims who died. the president we -- terrorist efforts to divide the country, a victory he said will never be handed to them. >> we won't let the acts of some small band of murderers who slaughter the innocent and cower in caves distort who we are. they doubted our will but as americans, we persevere. >> among the dignitaries were the families of those who died, including the family of carolyn manlin. she was working inside the pope 9 year ago and today her family invited matt ackland to a celebration of her life. >> reporter: this is what caroline loved. her family in one place. >> she loved to keep the family together no matter what is going on. >> re
their homes. rob roth has the stories of those first responders. first we go to maureen naylor who's is live tonight in san bruno. >> reporter: frank, that ntsb briefing is about to start in a few minutes behind me. today the city declared this a disaster area while the emotional toll is still being felt by some residents here. the images of charred remains in the middle of this san bruno neighborhood are still tough to grasp. burned out cars, stairs leading to nowhere. and for the family living next to the devastation, life is on hold. >> at least six months until we can get back into the house. how are you going to bring a two and don't know if i can com to this. >> reporter: and some children are haunted by the sounds of the fire. >> every time you hear the revs of engines or planes, it's the exact same sound that came. i can see why people thought it was an airplane. because it had that same kind of revving sound. and in fact, my kids are saying, is that the fire coming. >> reporter: pg & e crews worked on the neighborhood while the homes that have been green tagged are busy wi
area this afternoon, lawyer maureen neigh lore was with the governor. >> fresh off his trip to asia he came straight to this neighborhood. he praised the quick response of emergency crews and vowed this will be a transparent investigation. with a cold wind blowing the governor made his first visit to the devastated san brown oh neighborhood. the 167-foot-long crater remained fenced in behind him while the governor was briefed by the ntsb. >> it was the fault of somebody or a problem or something that has not been maintained, or whatever it may be, you will know. there is no hiding of information. i can guarantee you that. >> reporter: today, pairs of ntsb investigators start going door e homes surrounding the blast. the governor said his thoughts and prayers are with the victims who own homes like this, and that's what that looked like today. >> my understanding was when the explosion first hit, it blew her out a window. >>> >> this elderly man says his elderly anyone doesn't make him sound easy. >> in his own way, this was something maybe a tragedy waiting to happen. >> rep
recovery, this comes after a lot of disaster. maureen naylor is live in san bruno with more. >> reporter: we have seen a lot of the devastation zone. behind me, you can see this heavy equipment was brought in. that was just brought in today to start the cleanup, official cleanup process for the neighborhood tomorrow. 37 homes here were destroyed. work on three of them begins tomorrow. workers in riot gear hosed down to clean up toxicity. >> we were hoping to start today. the site is not ready unless we can do it 100% correct, we're not gonna do it. >> reporter: some damaged cars were removed but those completely charred won't be taken away until tomorrow. crews will had use these devices to check air quality. >> this will monitor any fugitive dust or emissions coming off the site and we'll be able to collect them and find out if there's anything truly hazardous. >> while the cleanup preparations were underway, this resident was at a nearby gymnasium talking with his health representative. he says his biggest concern is his roommate who was severely injured. >> he had like 75% burn. he's
ktvus. maureen nailor live in fremont. >> reporter: a hot day turned into a warm night here in fremont it was a high of 92. right now it is roughly 75 to 78 degrees. many were out enjoying the heat after the sun went down. the fountains downtown san jose were busy with children. after the sunset temperature hovered around 9 a degrees. >> let's go, get down. >> reporter: the warm weather didn't deter this group of students from san jose university. >> intense. definitely intense but more and more intense it is the better for us. >> reporter: better because the group is practicing for an upcoming club competition in fullerton where it was a record 112 degrees. >> prepares us for where we are going downtown. hotter it is the better for us. >> reporter: it was 96 degrees in san jose 1 degree short of the record set in 1958. firefighters took extra precautions a rehab unit was brought in to provide water and shade for firefighters on this call, who wiretap 50 pounds of equipment. >>> the temperatures take a toll on the firefighters we need the extra staffing and also respond, a lot of crews
, mountain view hit 94 and san francisco hit 93. we get more now from ktvus. maureen nailor live in fremont. >> reporter: a hot day turned into a warm night here in fremont it was a high of 92. right now it is roughly 75 to 78 degrees. many were out enjoying the heat after the sun went down. the fountains downtown san jose were busy with children. after the sunset temperature hovered around 9 a degrees. >> let's go, get down. >> reporter: the warm weather didn't deter this group of students from san jose university. >> intense. definitely intense but more and more intense it is the better for us. >> reporter: better because the group is practicing for an upcoming club competition in fullerton where it was a record 112 degrees. >> prepares us for where we are going downtown. hotter it is the better for us. >> reporter: it was 96 degrees in san jose 1 degree short of the record set in 1958. firefighters took extra precautions a rehab unit was brought in to provide water and shade for firefighters on this call, who wiretap 50 pounds of equipment. >>> the temperatures take a toll on the firefig
-- to educate drivers about the potentially deadly consequences. fox 5's maureen umeh has the details. >> reporter: you've seen it, maybe even done it yourself. >> probably talking on the phone is probably the biggest thing. >> reporter: but there's also texting, eating, putting on makeup or sometimes worse all while driving. >> i admit once in a while i've looked at my e-mail at a light and all of a sudden the light changes and you're not going and backing up traffic. it's a problem. >> reporter: distractions that pose a danger on the roadways and fairfax county police are cracking down. >> it's really gotten to be an epidemic and it's very dangerous. that is the message we are really trying to drive home that even though it's not illegal to do some of these activities, it's causing a probable. >> reporter: a recent study by the virginia tech transportation institute shows nearly 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver in attention due to distraction. >> i say the most important thing about driving is alertness. it's not so much ability but alertness. >> reporte
the country around. host: all right. we'll go on to massachusetts, maureen, independent line. good morning. caller: good morning, how are you? host: doing well. caller: good. i do have a comment. host: ok. caller: i follow this very closely, and i follow fox news very closely, as well as your station. i do feel very strongly that there needs to be a stimulus for the actual taxpayer. i think that if president obama would give money back to the taxpayer, you'll see the economy get back. host: what do you think that would do for democratic's prospects in november, if he were to put forth an idea that would go right to the individual, an economic idea? caller: i think it would help them, because i'm not going to vote democratic. even though i'm an independent, i will volt as republican. host: what about a payroll tax holiday. caller: no, i don't think so, because independent contractors, we don't get paid unless we sell. we cannot collect unemployment. he needs to put into this system a stimulus package for the taxpayer, and i mean money, i mean like $15,000 to $20,000 per taxpayer. he can do
, and there are removed 13 t of that debris. maureen kelly went to the area knew the origin of the blast for she shows us how this work is progressing. fed >> right here, a house with the cleanup process has just begun. you can see of the extra rear walls and the chimney is still standing. a lot of chunks of debris and ash. working crews have come to a year but they just than removing household hazardous material, like pesticides, pecans. and next door, this to brief removal is have one half finished. all this ash has been removed. however, a lot of concrete rubble and metal to haul away. and this is what all the properties will look like when all of this is finished. any evidence has been removed. the last thing is remove these of burned trees for safety reasons and erosion control soil is not get washed away and out of coming breezraiy seasons, and it is completely flat so as these property owners. 1701 earl will have a level service, and maureen kelly, kron 4 news. >> a live look at the traffic. and these westbound, no problems! and quite a different story as reluctant the james and san francisco. th
maureen umeh has the latest on that race. >> reporter: going door to could to got out the vote in prince george's county. >> i'm michael jackson running for county executive. >> reporter: sheriff michael jackson and workers for rashern baker working to get support. >> reporter: bothing campaigning on education, economic development and crime reduction. >> i'm the only executive in the race. >> reporter: jackson believed he is the best qualified for the job after serving eight years as sheriff. he was born and bred in the county and has held several positions including teaching. jackson believes that makes him better suited to address student needs. >> my name is in congressional record. we are recognized for my child support initiative, our school resource initiative. >> reporter: rashern baker is making a third run for the county executive seat after losing twice to jack john son. for his part, baker too is focus on improving county's education system saying it is paramount to fixing the county's overall position in the region. he is endorsed by a number of state and local lawmakers. bo
the span. well it treats its side of law and is already building up. for a trip on highway 101 for maureen kelly, traffic conditions imaginable ways across the bridge. a firmer in counting. will head to the south bay and pickup our camera was the wine, which is right here. no. tell what no one to more selling clara all looks good, up your city avenue of to the brave expressly. press a bay shore also million beard obsolete tariff >> live look from baghdad, formal change of finance their morning getting under way at u.s. military headquarters in baghdad. u.s. prime minister u.s. vice president didn't is there now. near hanover military control to the iraqis. in the country is training and support and tactical rules. >> fremont officer in that shot is now proving it. officer todd young is in serious but stable condition. he got to grow surgery again yesterday he is heavily sedated and is still face more surgery later in the week. fall of sir young's wife has contacted us and she said a key to everyone who is showing their support. meantime can adjudicate was accused of shooting also remains i
. but they hope this idea will positively change the direction of the economy. maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we have more breaking news now. a potential traffic problem during the height of the commute this evening, a key intersection in san francisco is blocked right now with protesters. sal castaneda is live at the scene of the castro district with more of what's going on. >> reporter: right now market street is completely blocked here at castro as about 12 dozens protesters have unfurled a banner. they are protesting against employment discrimination. they say the house of congress has held up. they are especially angry with nancy pelosi with what they say are stalling tactics that would not carry the bill that would end this employment discrimination throughout the country. they say in many states it is perfectly legal to get fired just for being gay or lesbian and they are out here making their opinions heard. meanwhile, market street has been shut down for several blocks. we have about 25 to 30 police officers here. right now they are just watching, we are also watching a bunch o
alert. maureen naylor is live with a live report. >> we're at san jose fire station 17 one of two stations that brought in extra firefighters because of the heat rate. calfire planned to reduce it's staffing as of yesterday, but the recent weather changed that staff. >> reporter: in morgan hill tonight calfire crews waited until the sun went down to clean the engine. two extra trucks are being staffed until cooler nights return. the tail end of a heat wave can be the time of most concern. >> when it gets really hot, people go inside. we tend to see less starts of fire. >> reporter: a similar transition from a heat wave when the lick fire broke out three years ago. in san jose, cars and bicycles returned to alan problem park which was closed because of an entire danger. >> i don't think they should take it. other wise it takes away from my afternoon walks. >> reporter: the concern is not only temperatures will row lower than normal. >> it's tough. especially something you think you get used to it but actually i knee that every year it's getting harder. >> reporter: scientists use t
believe that . you shot and killed by it is teach youngsters last tuesday kron4 is maureen kelly went to the landfall and has the latest. three of those are placed aggressive bidders than hamburgers and is more volunteers drove up to the landfill and restricted by p e on how the help look for frederick solace. >> and open confine them really do. he's a member of the community emergency response team otherwise known as surf. became part of his hard hat and heavy gloves which you use tub go through 3,000 t of trash piece by piece. >> that is the process they're going through to three times in sermons, there is the right to be a while. >> they're sifting through on 1 a. of the central arresters believe petitioners to dump the garbage in the north shore business park. of this release is the main suspect efren valdemoro part to car given driving more people turn of the house today the shares search and rescue k-9 unit has been assisting in the search stayed home. >> the dog is not what this day there were many orders there were emanating from the debris of their a kabila and more difficult
-knit community is gathering to remember her and two little boys. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. the police watched her hand her children out of the second- story window one-by-one and went back inside for the last two boys and they never made it out alive and roz plater is live where the fire broke out. >> reporter: this is a community that is still hurting, coming together by the dozens to honor the lines and to say thank you to the man who held out his arms to catch the children that the desperate mother tossed to safety. >> this is not physical healing tonight but emotional healing. >> reporter: it's a measure of how much the young family was loved and how many here in the lorton community are suffering. 24-year-old allie anderson and her sons, 5-year-old solmon and 3-year-old alphonso were all lost in a devastating fire. >> she seemed like the most loving, wonderful mother and -- and her kids are like her. beautiful family and good people. >> they made a big impression on everybody. they were always out here playing with my son and playing with all the kids riding bikes. >> reporter:
of prince georges county is heating up. fox 5s maureen umeh is live with more now and the top contenders. >> reporter: democratic voters in prince georges count have five candidates vying for the see. they're sheriff michael jackson and baker. both men are pushing improvements and change. today, they made their last- minute pitch for the vote. >> reporter: going door-to-door to get out the vote in prince georges county. >> and michael jackson ran for county executive. >> reporter: sheriff michael jackson and baker are making their final rounds, rallying support and trying to spray the minds of still undecided voters. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: both candidates are campaigning on three main issues: education, economic development and crime reduction. >> i'm the only executive in the race. the only person that led an agency. >> reporter: he believes he's best qualified to tackle the job and he was born and bread t in the county, holding several positions, including teaching. he believes that makes him better suited to address students' needs. school unions are endorsing him. >> my name
bruno -- maureen. >> we're live at city hall where a special council meeting is on its way. there's only one thing on the agenda and that's to approve a disaster area. it is very clear to be the that nerves are heightened around the bay area. >> we're going to take shelter in place. >> reporter: fear and panic set in this morning after parents reported smelling gas at this elementary school, less than a mile from the san bruno explosion. >> the school staff contacted pg & e on pg & e's assessment and recommendation they said we should evacuate the student body and staff. >> reporter: the 500 students at portola elementary school were taken out of classrooms and taken away in school buses. >> we got our folks out here, the first thing they did was check the meter. they found there was no leak at the gas meter. >> classes were cancelled for the day. parents were visibly shaken as they picked up their children. >> a feeling for our safety whenever they smell a gas leak that we immediately react on it. so i think it's pretty good for a safety precaution. >> reporter: the áf at the de
brought us john boehner's family. maureen dowd wrote about her sister. >> she did, her sister peggy. she writes this, when peggy left barry, despite being a washington native, peggy believed the dazzling young newcomer, obama, could change washington. but she has lost a lot of faith now saying she might vote for mit romney over alabama in 2012. he hasn't saved the economy. now he's admitting he made very limettle congress. you can't for four years blame the person who used to be president. obama tries to compromise too much and doesn't look like a strong leader. i don't watch m anymore. i'm turned off by him. i think he's an elitist. he does what he wants and then he tells tous do other things. >> mike, that's just a shotgun blast of maureen dows -- >> i know peggy, yes, i do. she's on to something. >> she is? >> you hear these complaints from democrats as well as republicans. >> i think she's on to -- i think more and more people are feeling, deservedly or undeservedly, you're trying to tell us how to live, how to do a, b and c. and yet, listen, sounds like a cheap shot. your family wen
. >>> the mid terms fast approaching and president obama in what "new york times" columnist maureen dowd calls his best buzzer beating mtrode. made recenttrips to cleveland and lwaukee and gave a news conference on friday and tomorrow back in virginia. is it enough to pull ahead and rescue democrats across the country. let's bring in aaron mcperin. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you the president is as good of a campaigner as candidate obama in 2008? >> he's getting there. that's what a lot of opinion columnists are saying, he's finally getting his groove back and bring the fight a little more. you mentioned some of the places he's been to recently and i would point out that some of his public appearances in places like wisconsin and also in pennsylvania, are in states that are pretty riable for democrats in recent campaign cycl. the fact that he's going to states like that show that the democrats are going have a very tough time. obama was able to win states likened yanna and north caroliiana -- like indiana and north carolina and now they're going back to the traditional democratic st
.com. approaching and president obama is digging in. "new york times" columnist maureen dowd calls it his best buzzer beating mode. with recent trips to cleveland l d milwaukee, a news conference on friday and tomorrow he'lbe in virginia. but is it enough to you rescue democrats across the country? let's bring in eleanor clift from news week and kristina bell antonio. good morning, ladies. >> good morning, everybody. >> i'm curious, eleanor, if you think e president today is as good a campaigner as candidate obama was in 2008. >> candidate obama was a blank slate. everybody could project all their hopes and their wishes on him. democrats loved him. independents loved him, even some republicans loved him. now he's got a record to defend. and i think we've discovered that he's not really leading a movement. i don't know where all those new voters are. they don't seem to be energized to turn out in this midterm. it looks like the election's going to revert to form with older voters showing up, disgruntled voters showing up, and all of the voters who obama inspired two years ago kind of sitting th
until they meet with the designer next week to see of any modifications need to be made. maureen kelly kron 4 news. >> in oakland over thousand job care service advocates had a rally in the city hall to demand the governor and state legislator pass a budget that includes funding for child service providers. the organization up on the rally said they haven't functioning without a budget since july 1st and they can go much further in november 15th. if they don't receive funding from the state over 2500 children and their families will not receive child care services. in oakland kron 4 news. >> many retailers are looking to hire for the holidays season. on friday pottery barn will begin hiring temporary workers at the village of quarter madera. many retailers like best buy, was arrested and the republicans are looking to hire workers. if they announced it would be hiring more than 60,000 people for this holiday season. reporting in quarter madera kate thompson kron 4 news. >> the alameda are hustled bank is in record numbers of requests for emergency food and these numbers are likely to i
, at the present miss player maureen conley became the first woman to win all four major grand slam tournaments in the same year. conley was just 18 years old at the time. she started the season with a win at the australian open over julie sampson but in the next three tournament finals she faced the same opponent each time doris hart. that day at the u.s. open right here in new york, the quick footed conley made short work of her competition. in fact, little mo took the title in just 4 minutes. unfortunately a horse riding accident the following year cut her career short at just 19 years old. she never played professionally again. but a teenager took the tennis world by storm 57 years ago today.
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